This course is designed to familiarize students of the hazards while driving, and to ensure the safety of all employees driving light and medium duty vehicles.
Understand that good defensive driving skills keep hazards from turning emergencies, prevent crashes, serious injuries and vehicular damage, and help your company keep operating costs under control.
Recognize that reducing risk begins with a solid trip plan and pre-trip inspection.
Understand hazard perception and the techniques that help drivers anticipate potential hazards.
Identify the most common hazards, including distracted drivers, pedestrians, and construction zones.
Understand how to manage speed and space to maintain a safety cushion around all sides of the vehicle.
Realize that safety is enhanced when drivers operate with a good attitude toward other drivers.
Identify the tell-tale signs of distracted drivers, recognize different types of distractions, safely deal with and avoid those distractions, and deal with weather hazards, including fog, rain, snow, and ice.